We are Bay ABA

Aaron Nystedt

Co-Founder

Aaron attended Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) where he received his B.S. in Community Psychology. He obtained his masters from SCSU in Applied Behavior Analysis where he conducted research on non-contingent reinforcement interventions and error correction procedures. Aaron is a conference presentation award winner and has previously sat as a chair member on the MNABA board. He has been working in the field of ABA since 2006. His experience includes functional behavior assessment, function-based intervention, and social skills training with clients from ages 18 months to 81 years of age. Aaron has been a BCBA since January 2011 and has an extensive history of working in staff leadership roles and developing multiple BCBAs clinical skill sets.

Leah Wood

Co-Founder

Leah attended Murray State University where she received her B.A. in Psychology and Social Welfare. She completed her masters in Experimental Psychology where she conducted research on decision-making styles and emotional intelligence. Leah later earned her post-masters certification in Applied Behavior Analysis from University of Colorado, Denver. She has been working in the field of ABA since 2008. Her experience includes conducting functional assessments, behavior reduction programming, in-home case management, parent training, early-intervention, and social skills training with clients from age 1-50+. Leah has been a BCBA since May 2013.

Elizabeth Grishaw

Clinical Director

Elizabeth attended Santa Clara University where she received her B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Music. She obtained her masters from Penn State University in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has been working in the field of ABA since 2014. Her experience includes conducting functional behavior assessments, designing an implementation of behavior intervention plans, and parent training with clients from 1.5 – 19 years of age. Elizabeth has been a BCBA since November 2017.

Catalina Rodriguez

Behavior Analyst

Catalina attended the University of San Francisco where she received her B.A. in Psychology. She obtained her masters from Arizona State University in Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. Catalina has been working in the field of ABA since 2015 with clients from 2-15 years of age. Her experience includes implementing behavior intervention plans and skill acquisition.

Ica Cabral

Program Supervisor / Field Trainer

Ica attended Dominican University of California where she received her B.S. in Psychology. She is currently in the process of obtaining her masters in Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has been working in the field of ABA since 2016. Her experience includes early-intervention, social skills training, and implementation of behavior reduction programs with clients from 18 months-17 years of age.

Carolina Cordova

Program Supervisor / Field Trainer

Carolina is currently obtaining her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis with an Emphasis in Autism from Ball State University. She has been working in the field of ABA since 2017. Her experience includes early-intervention, skill acquisition training, behavioral skills training, and implementation of behavior reduction programs with clients from 18 months to 11 years of age.

Rachel Duff

Operations Supervisor

Rachel received her undergraduate instruction from Cal State University of Long Beach with special focus in Creative Writing. She has been working in the ABA industry since 2014 with a life long passion for the special needs community. She currently handles a variety of operational tasks such as compliance, insurance inquiries, scheduling and billing while implementing our core values agency-wide.

Kaylyn Lanning

Operations Coordinator

Kaylyn attended California State University, Fresno where she received her B.A. in Psychology. She has been working in the ABA field since 2014. She received her Registered Behavior Technician Certificate in 2015. Her experience includes early-intervention services with clients from 18 months to 10 years of age. She also has over six years of experience in the administrative field. She currently handles a variety of administrative tasks such as scheduling, finance, and human resources while implementing our core values throughout the company.